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How to Store Baby Items

A nursery before storing baby clothes and gear in a storage unitIf you’ve had a baby, you know that it’s so easy for their clothes, shoes and other baby gear to take over the house! Between cribs, strollers and cribs to store, it’s common for parents to run out of space. Once your child outgrows everything, what do you do with all that stuff?

If you plan on having more children in the future, it makes sense to keep the items you’ll need. Instead of cramming everything in your home, consider a storage unit rental for your convenience. Keep reading for tips on how to store baby gear to use in the future.

5 Tips for Storing Baby Clothes

  1. Wash everything: It’s important to wash and dry baby clothes before storing them for later use. Any moisture or leftover food on baby clothes can cause mold or mildew to form, making them unusable for the future.
  2. Purge the baby clothes you don’t want: Sort through everything and figure out what to throw away and what to keep. Is there anything that is too worn out? How about baby clothes that are still in good shape, but you no longer like? Anything that is worn down should be thrown out. Items that you no longer want could be donated so another family can make use of them.
  3. Sort by size: Based on the age when your child could wear them, sort the baby clothes into piles. For example, create a newborn pile, one for 0-3 months, a 3-6 months pile and so on. Sorting your items into piles based on their size and age will save you lots of time and effort when it’s time to remove everything from storage to use in the future.
  4. Pack everything into plastic containers: We suggest packing baby clothes into plastic containers for storage. Plastic containers will help keep your clothing from getting dusty and dirty until you’re ready to use them again. Another benefit is that plastic boxes are clear which will make it easier to find what you need.
  5. Use labels: Even though you’ll be able to see what’s inside your plastic tubs, it’s still a good idea to label the outside of each container. On the label, note the size, age range and season. You’ll be able to easily locate baby clothes when your new bundle of joy comes along.

How to Store a Stroller

  1. Clean it: Wipe down everything with a child-friendly cleaning solution to kill any bacteria that may be still be present. Be sure to vacuum the inside to remove any crumbs or pet hair.
  2. Fold it: Folding the stroller will prevent it from taking up too much storage space. Doing this will also prevent damage from occurring to the wheels and overall structure of the stroller.
  3. Cover it: Use a sheet to keep dust and dirt from settling on the stroller while in storage.

How to Store a Crib

  1. Take a picture: Baby cribs can be challenging to set up. Before you take apart the crib, take a photo so you’ll have a much easier time when setting up your crib in the future.
  2. Disassemble the crib: Disassemble the bed carefully. Use a tie tag to label each piece with instructions such as “right side” or “back.”
  3. Keep small pieces together: Place all small pieces into a plastic bag. Label the front of the bag with a list of the pieces and parts inside.
  4. Wash the mattress and mattress pad: To clean the mattress pad, machine wash it at home or the laundromat. Vacuum the mattress to remove any food, dirt or hair. Use a child-friendly cleaner to wipe down the mattress and prevent the formation of mold and mildew.
  5. Store the crib: Place the crib, mattress pad and mattress inside a box for storage. This will help to prevent dust and dirt from settling on your items.

Store Here has Household Storage Solutions for Your Family

There’s no need to clutter your home with baby items you don’t need for now. Instead, why not use a storage unit rental to keep your baby gear clean and safe? Visit any Store Here storage facility near you to see our many household storage amenities for yourself. From state-of-the-art security to easily accessible storage units, we can meet your growing family’s unique storage needs. Reserve a storage unit today!

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